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Focus on Green IT Leads Innovative Engineering School to VMware Virtualized Desktop Environment

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Executive Summary

Florida Atlantic University faces the challenge in designing its new LEED Platinum-certified building. The university wanted to build an IT infrastructure that was powerful, flexible and highly energy-efficient. The college chose VMware to overcome these challenges. The College chose to eschew traditional desktop PCs in its offices and labs and instead provide virtual desktops created with VMware View, accessed using energy-efficient thin clients. The results of deploying VMware virtual desktops are benefits of significant energy savings, desktop capability matched to the user's needs, versatility to use labs for any academic discipline, depending on the virtual desktops being accessed and flexibility to upgrade processing capabilities without requiring desktop hardware refresh.

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